Buninyong Community Garden - Plot Holders

Join us! We would love to have you grow vegies at our place, and share the bounty of our community veggie plots.

To become a plot holder you must first become a Member of Buninyong Sustainability.

As at 29 June 2023

We are in the process of updating our membership process and reviewing all the applications for garden plots and the associated rules.  Please check back soon for the new information.

If you would like to indicate your interest in joining Buninyong Sustainability, and becoming a plot holder, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Old information

Download the following documents to read and fill in, and return the signed Application to us with your payment:

pdfGarden Rules Document 2022171.95 KB23/02/2023, 10:15


plots for rent

While other local community gardens in Ballarat, Melbourne and Geelong have waiting lists, here in Buninyong YOU have the chance to get in early and become a founding vegie gardener!

Lots to do in 2009, but the rainwater tank placement and purchase is underway, some plots have been completed, and Jill keeps dreaming of the community pizza oven.

Starting in February, we would like to run monthly or bi-monthly working bees to get these gardens up and away.

Please contact us if you would like to join in!

Locavore is a made up word –“ loca” from local “vore” from words like omnivore, carnivore – to eat.

So Locavore means – eating foods produced locally.

Local has been defined as within 100 miles / 160 kilometres.

The 80/20 rule can apply – you are doing very well if 80% of your food is from local producers, and 20% from further afield. This still lets you have coffee and chocolate!


Carbon and food miles

At the BREAZE Community Forum on Climate Changes, Barney Foran’s report showed that 25% of the 19 tonnes of carbon per average Australian came from FOOD. (Full report available on the BREAZE web site).

The less miles your food has travelled, the less impact on the environment.

The LEAST travelling is from your own backyard or your Community Garden!


Buninyong Locavore Pot Luck Dinner:




local food

Garden plots

Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up for a Royal Park Community Garden plot!

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